climate change

[WATCH] Filipinos on UN climate report: It’s an indictment but we can do something

Experts discuss what the UN Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change report means for Filipino communities

In early August, the United Nations Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a report citing the effects of climate change. The report said catastrophic floods, rains, heatwaves, and drought will keep worsening in the Philippines for the next 30 years.

Scientist and climate advocate Father Jett Villarin said in an interview that if carbon emissions can be neutralized or brought down, then there may be hope. But this requires rewiring economies and cultures.

In the third episode of “#CourageON: Tumindig, makialam, kumilos,” Rappler’s community show, experts discussed what the IPCC report means for Filipino communities. Country director of Greenpeace Philippines Lea Guerrero, national coordinator of Kalikasan People’s Network for the Environment Leon Dulce, and No to 174 Dumaguete Islands coalition science team member Dr Jorge Emmanuel talked to Rappler’s Happy Feraren last August 28.

Bookmark this page to watch the interview on Wednesday, September 1, at 5 pm. –